Even though two city boards have rejected their plans, Thomas and Madison Brawner say they are pressing on with their proposal to turn the 107-year-old Deen House into Alta Schoolhouse, a preschool. More
The evolution of food trucks from simple commissaries to rolling kitchens serving gourmet morsels has promoted the city to consider changes regulating their waste disposal. More
The owners of a downtown spa say they’d like to move their operation to the Deen House in the Lake Morton neighborhood if plans to use the 107-year-old mansion for a preschool fall through. More
Photographer David Dickey Jr. got a chance this week to take some shots inside the Deen House, the 107-year-old landmark at Success Avenue and Frank Lloyd Wright Way. The Lakeland Planning & Zoning Board is scheduled to decide Tuesday on a conditional use permit allowing the building to be used as a preschool.
A mishmash of parking situations dot Lakeland’s neighborhoods because land development codes do not specify driveway design for single-family and two-family housing. That could change very soon — at least for new housing. More
Lake Morton residents posted nearly 100 yard signs protesting a plan to turn the Deen House at Success Avenue and Frank Lloyd Wright Way into a preschool. Meanwhile, the couple planning the preschool is revising their design after the city Historic Preservation Board rejected their plans for fire escapes.
Before Mount Tabor Baptist Church can rebuild its food bank building that was destroyed by the recent tornado, Polk County officials are requiring them to install a water tank estimated to cost $30,000, according to Pastor Matt Gilmore. He said he’s gratified that teachers at Kathleen Middle School have raised funds to rent a refrigerated container box for a year.
A request to add fire escapes and alley-side parking to the historic Columbus W. Deen house was denied by the Historic Preservation Board’s Design Review Committee Thursday. More
A genteel battle of ideas played out Tuesday morning as Lakeland’s planning board pondered the best use for a large and historic home in the South Lake Morton neighborhood.
Both sides were represented by articulate speakers who spoke passionately about whether the Planning and Zoning Board should allow a preschool at the Deen House, a 1912-era, 6,736-square-foot mansion at the corner of Frank Lloyd Wright Way and Success Avenue. More